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Music: The Top 10 Solo Beatles Songs of All Time

By Bill The Beatles are rightly known as the greatest band of all time and the reason they became so famous and are still so highly regarded to this day is because each of the Fab Four were/are incredible musicians and songwriters … well maybe not Ringo, bless him. He had personality, though … and…
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Music: Recommendation – The Doors by The Doors

By Bill The Door are one of the most influential rock bands that has ever existed. There influence did not just stop at the musical world, but – particularly the charismatic hurricane that was Jim Morrison – was able to seep into the very heart of 60s and 70s life. From 1967 and 1971 the…
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Music: Top 10 Double Albums of All Time

By Bill Double albums have nearly all but disappeared, after becoming popular in the mid-60s and carrying on with strength into the 70s, they are now rarer than a jiving goth. Having two albums worth of material without it sounding like a hell of a lot of filler, is an art form. With this in…
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Music: The Top 15 David Bowie Songs of All Time

By Bill I originally set out to write a top 10, but when I got out my Bowie collection I realised that would be impossible and so had to bump it up to 15, which was still excruciatingly painful. I understand that this list is going to be extremely divisive, as Bowie was so prolific…
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Music: Recommendation – Contraband by Velvet Revolver

By James 2004 saw the release of Contraband - a debut album from the hard-rock super group, Velvet Revolver. Featuring Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland, Guns n’ Roses guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum, with David "Dave" Kushner as the primary rhythm guitarist, the band would go on to be very…
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Music: Top 10 Muse Songs

By James Muse are my favourite band of all time. Originating from Devon, they have become one of the biggest rock bands on the planet. They consist of Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards) and Dominic Howard (drums, percussion). Their debut album dropped in 1999 and since then they have gone from strength…
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Music: Top 10 ‘Short’ Songs of All Time

By Bill Last week I posted a list about the top 10 long songs of all time and so I thought I’d write a sequel article. As with last week I had to try and define at what point a short song is still a short song. I settled on 2:29 as the limit for…
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Music: The Top 10 Long Songs of All Time

By Bill Every Thursday morning at just a little past 8:00am, Chris Evans sounds the ‘Long Song Gong’ on his BBC2 Breakfast Show. This has got me thinking about long songs and what makes a great ‘long song’ and which are the best ones ever written. With this in mind, I have taken the foolish…
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Music: Top 10 Rock Guitar Solos

By James  I appreciate this post is a bold one. Whilst compiling this list I was threatened, by a certain someone, to have my eyes plucked out as a punishment for disagreeing with his opinion... (of course, it was Bill. He’s a delightful co-blogger, he really is...) So, before I get started on this list,…
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